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Thumbs up [UNBRICK GUIDE][1 Mirror added] How to unbrick your device

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I'm not liable to any demage to your device, including Knox. The information here is as good as I know, there is no guarantee.


(If you like to provide extra information or have a correction, I'll add it to the OP)


>>I'm searching for more full repair firmwares (Containing, PIT, Bootloader, etc. seperated), if anyone could send me the files for I9195 and I9192 etc. i'd upload them too, please help and help others.<<


There are several types of a brick:

Bootloop (usually possible to unbrick)

Stuck at splash screen (a bit harder but still usually possible)

Hardbrick (black screen and nothing works) (there is also a possible solution but it could also mean the end)

Full brick (black screen, nothing works, even the hardbrick method doesn't work. solution could be using a JTAG)

How to unbrick a bootloop and stuck at splash screen brick

Download one of the repair firmwares from here

I9195 Here

Thanks a lot for providing the I9195 files to: @b0g

PIT file:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bx2...it?usp=sharing

Other files:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bx2...it?usp=sharing

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- Unzip/unrar the files

- Install usb drivers and use the Odin program

- Put the files like the following:

(file names starting with: )
Bootloader (BL) > BOOTLOADER...
PDA (AP) > CODE...
PHONE (CP) > MODEM...
CSC > CSC...
PIT > CSB...

- Make sure your device has enough charge 40% is recommended

- Enter download mode (press volume down + home + power button in the booting process for around 20 seconds)

- connect your device (Odin should say "Added")

- Click start (do NOT disconnect your device or restart your computer in the flashing process, this could make things worse)

- Wait until the phone has fully reset and enter the recovery

- Do a "Factory reset" and "Wipe cache"

- Reboot

- Done

How to unbrick a Hardbricked phone

- Buy a USB-JIG online

- Make sure that the devices battery has charged (even if it doesn't show charging animation)

- Remove your battery

- Plug the USB-JIG inside your phone

- Wait 3 minutes and put the battery back inside

- Wait 40 seconds and the "download mode" screen should appear

- Follow the steps like in the "Bootloop and stuck at splashscreen guide" as above (note: you don't have to enter download mode because using the JIG it should enter it automatically)

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I9195 mirror at Google drive added

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hi.

i search a solution repair my s4 mini for hours. tried many ways on this forum and others, but nothing works. so i found this and use the data follow the steps above to ressurrect my phone of bootloop and stuck.
odin flashs correctly i think, but after the reset the phone stucks in "recovery booting..."

i checked autoreboot and re partitition, unchecked f reset time. the odin log says everthing ok:

<OSM> Enter CS for MD5..
<OSM> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
<OSM> Please wait..
<OSM> BOOTLOADER_I9195XXUBML4_2340422_REV01_user_low_shi p_MULTI_CERT.tar.md5 is valid.
<OSM> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
<OSM> Leave CS..
<OSM> Enter CS for MD5..
<OSM> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
<OSM> Please wait..
<OSM> CODE_I9195XXUBML4_2340422_REV01_user_low_ship_MULT I_CERT.tar.md5 is valid.
<OSM> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
<OSM> Leave CS..
<OSM> Enter CS for MD5..
<OSM> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
<OSM> Please wait..
<OSM> MODEM_I9195XXUBML4_2340422_REV01_user_low_ship_MUL TI_CERT.tar.md5 is valid.
<OSM> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
<OSM> Leave CS..
<OSM> Enter CS for MD5..
<OSM> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
<OSM> Please wait..
<OSM> CSC_OXA_I9195OXABML4_2340422_REV01_user_low_ship_M ULTI_CERT.tar.md5 is valid.
<OSM> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
<OSM> Leave CS..
<ID:0/003> Added!!
<ID:0/003> Odin v.3 engine (ID:3)..
<ID:0/003> File analysis..
<ID:0/003> SetupConnection..
<ID:0/003> Initialzation..
<ID:0/003> Set PIT file..
<ID:0/003> DO NOT TURN OFF TARGET!!
<ID:0/003> Get PIT for mapping..
<ID:0/003> Firmware update start..
<ID:0/003> SingleDownload.
<ID:0/003> sbl1.mbn
<ID:0/003> NAND Write Start!!
<ID:0/003> sbl2.mbn
<ID:0/003> sbl3.mbn
<ID:0/003> aboot.mbn
<ID:0/003> rpm.mbn
<ID:0/003> tz.mbn
<ID:0/003> sbl1.mbn
<ID:0/003> sbl2.mbn
<ID:0/003> sbl3.mbn
<ID:0/003> aboot.mbn
<ID:0/003> rpm.mbn
<ID:0/003> tz.mbn
<ID:0/003> boot.img
<ID:0/003> recovery.img
<ID:0/003> system.img.ext4
<ID:0/003> persist.img.ext4
<ID:0/003> persdata.img.ext4
<ID:0/003> NON-HLOS.bin
<ID:0/003> Transmission Complete..
<ID:0/003> Now Writing.. Please wait about 2 minutes
<ID:0/003> Receive Response from boot-loader
<ID:0/003> cache.img.ext4
<ID:0/003> hidden.img.ext4
<ID:0/003> RQT_CLOSE !!
<ID:0/003> RES OK !!
<ID:0/003> Remain Port .... 0
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 1 / failed 0)
<ID:0/003> Removed!!

what can i do, please help?
 
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hi.

i search a solution repair my s4 mini for hours. tried many ways on this forum and others, but nothing works. so i found this and use the data follow the steps above to ressurrect my phone of bootloop and stuck.
odin flashs correctly i think, but after the reset the phone stucks in "recovery booting..."

i checked autoreboot and re partitition, unchecked f reset time. the odin log says everthing ok:

<OSM> Enter CS for MD5..
<OSM> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
<OSM> Please wait..
<OSM> BOOTLOADER_I9195XXUBML4_2340422_REV01_user_low_shi p_MULTI_CERT.tar.md5 is valid.
<OSM> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
<OSM> Leave CS..
<OSM> Enter CS for MD5..
<OSM> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
<OSM> Please wait..
<OSM> CODE_I9195XXUBML4_2340422_REV01_user_low_ship_MULT I_CERT.tar.md5 is valid.
<OSM> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
<OSM> Leave CS..
<OSM> Enter CS for MD5..
<OSM> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
<OSM> Please wait..
<OSM> MODEM_I9195XXUBML4_2340422_REV01_user_low_ship_MUL TI_CERT.tar.md5 is valid.
<OSM> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
<OSM> Leave CS..
<OSM> Enter CS for MD5..
<OSM> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
<OSM> Please wait..
<OSM> CSC_OXA_I9195OXABML4_2340422_REV01_user_low_ship_M ULTI_CERT.tar.md5 is valid.
<OSM> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
<OSM> Leave CS..
<ID:0/003> Added!!
<ID:0/003> Odin v.3 engine (ID:3)..
<ID:0/003> File analysis..
<ID:0/003> SetupConnection..
<ID:0/003> Initialzation..
<ID:0/003> Set PIT file..
<ID:0/003> DO NOT TURN OFF TARGET!!
<ID:0/003> Get PIT for mapping..
<ID:0/003> Firmware update start..
<ID:0/003> SingleDownload.
<ID:0/003> sbl1.mbn
<ID:0/003> NAND Write Start!!
<ID:0/003> sbl2.mbn
<ID:0/003> sbl3.mbn
<ID:0/003> aboot.mbn
<ID:0/003> rpm.mbn
<ID:0/003> tz.mbn
<ID:0/003> sbl1.mbn
<ID:0/003> sbl2.mbn
<ID:0/003> sbl3.mbn
<ID:0/003> aboot.mbn
<ID:0/003> rpm.mbn
<ID:0/003> tz.mbn
<ID:0/003> boot.img
<ID:0/003> recovery.img
<ID:0/003> system.img.ext4
<ID:0/003> persist.img.ext4
<ID:0/003> persdata.img.ext4
<ID:0/003> NON-HLOS.bin
<ID:0/003> Transmission Complete..
<ID:0/003> Now Writing.. Please wait about 2 minutes
<ID:0/003> Receive Response from boot-loader
<ID:0/003> cache.img.ext4
<ID:0/003> hidden.img.ext4
<ID:0/003> RQT_CLOSE !!
<ID:0/003> RES OK !!
<ID:0/003> Remain Port .... 0
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 1 / failed 0)
<ID:0/003> Removed!!

what can i do, please help?
try flashing twrp recovery and wipe all then (despite external sd)

also try flashing with f reset time enabled...
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thanks for the quick help. flashed twrp and it boots in recovery, but full wipe doesnt run, so i wiped manually - unfortunately i get bluescreen and i am again at the beginning.

every method i tried ends with the same result: bluescreen, blackscreen, greenscreen and every other existing screen, in every possible loop or odin stuck during the flash process

i think the problem lies deeper and can only be solved with jtag, if it is not an hardware error. what do you think?
 
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Hi I'm having a similar issue with my i9195 getting stuck on boot screen. I think mine has something todo with the new battery i got for it, as the new one only has 3 pins and the old has 4?

one way i found of being able to boot my phone was to take out the battery plug the charger in then put the battery back in once the green battery icon shows that it is charging hold the power until it vibrates and it should (it does for me) start up, i was also able to get into recovery using the above method by holding the home and volume up as normal.
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Thanks for this, I will probably use it in near future.

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